Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned those who instil despair and hopelessness into the society.
Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday said maybe these people [who inject despair] are not enemies, by what they do is exactly the same thing that enemies do.
Addressing a host of university students in Tehran, the Leader then touched upon the freedoms that Iranians enjoy.
He said the freedoms that Iranians have today in social, political and media arenas as well as in the cyberspace are a far cry from the climate of oppression that existed during the tyrannical rule of the former Pahlavi regime.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei underscored that Iran has made tangible and objective progress in the science and technology domain.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the necessity of making efforts to realize the ideals of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran.
He said there are several strata of society, including academics, seminarians, artists and scientists, who are instrumental in attaining the ideals.
“The youth, as the driving force behind the general move in the country, can play an important role in realizing the ideals,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.
The Leader said among the hurdles to moving towards ideals are “a lack of proper understanding of the environment” and “mistaking the friend’s front for that of the foe.”
He said a lack of willpower, laziness and impatience will also impede the move toward the realization of ideals.